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Nancy Kerrigan's brother released on bail

February 24, 2010 |  9:45 am

Mark Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother was released on bail Wednesday after being charged with assaulting his father shortly before his death last month.

Mark Kerrigan, 45, posted $10,000 bail and was released after undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. A judge has allowed him to live with his mother in the same Stoneham, Mass., home where the alleged incident took place.

Authorities say Kerrigan admitted to assaulting 70-year-old Daniel Kerrigan shortly before his death. Prosecutors have not said whether they will upgrade the assault charge after a Massachusetts medical examiner ruled Kerrigan's death as a homicide following an autopsy.

The Kerrigan family has disputed the medical examiner's findings, saying they "do not blame anyone for the unfortunate death of Dan Kerrigan."

-- Austin Knoblauch

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Mark Kerrigan at his arraignment on Jan. 25. Credit: Ted Fitzgerald / Associated Press

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